Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
stormed the embassy and president obama condemned the attacks and vowed to go after those responsible for the killings. the protests erupted over a movie that ridiculed islam. >> to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and provoke rage. but as i said, there is no justification. none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> libyan officls say four people have been arrested and are being questioned in response to the killings at the u.s. embassy there. more protests are scheduled throughout the philippines and middle east today. u.s. officials say tensions are high as security is heightened at u.s. compounds around the world. >> sherri ly for us, thank you so much. >>> the story about the man who made the film that sparked so much outrage continues to change. we now know that sam basille is a pseudonym. he is in hiding now. tony? >>> now to today's top stories, new efforts in the search for a suspect following the murder of a 17-year-old girl in prince george's county. hon
Sep 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
but what can you do? >> yesterday, president barack obama toured the battered area of saint john the baptist parish promising quick federal relief. according to early damage estimates, isaac's wrath could cost the coast as much as $1.5 billion. >>> today president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour with another stop in. va. he will be in norfolk, the last stop before he heads to the democratic national convention. it's the commander-in-chief's second trip to the commonwealth in as many weeks. right now the latest polls show the president clinging to a small lead over mitt romney in the old dominion. >>> meanwhile the president's wife will head the first day of the dnc that will also feature speeches by virginia senate candidate tim kaine and maryland governor martin o'malley. nicole collins is in charlotte and joins us live from the time warner cable center with a preview. good morning, nicole. >> reporter: good morning, tony. also from maryland, representative steny hoyer will speak today but the headliner the first lady was here yesterday for a dry run on the dnc stage.
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the ring. >> as president obama is put on defense about some of the things he did not accomplish in his first term. >>> waiting games. american airline passengers dealing with a surge in delays and cancelled flight is. are plililot deliberately slowi things down over a labor dispute? >> call me, maybe, you've heard that. you've heard it like this and this. ♪ and here's my number so call me maybe ♪ >> an entire chorus and orchestra giving "call me, maybe" a musical mikeover live on the plaza today, friday, september 21st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. savannah, i'm struck by the progression of "call me, maybe." from cookie monster to now a classical orchestra >> we've got al. doesn't it just put you in an elevated mood? >> he does. calling for more strings. >> they can't see you, al, but that's okay. >> they can't?
Sep 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
at a fundraiser and goes on offense. unearthing a video of then state senator obama sharing his views on wealth in america. we'll talk about the dueling videotapes with one of romney's top advisers. >>> nice view, now get me down, an amusement park ride malfunctions trapping people 300 feet in the air for three hours. the second time it's happened in two weeks. >>> and jon stewart and bill o'reilly get set for an october showdown on pay per view. we'll ask the professionals and you. will you pay to watch it? and who will win, today, ptember 20th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i'd pay to watch. >> i like the free debates. >> it'll be fun. withless than 50 days to go to the election, mitt romney's ramping up his campaign schedule. >> he's hoping to turn the page on the controversy over his leaked remarks that nearly half of americans see themselves as victims. it's the latest in a series of stumbles that have one influential columnist using the word incompetent to de
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
politics. president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as romney looks to repair the damage from that 47% comment that was recorded at a fundraiser. peter alexander is with the romney camp in springfield this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. when it comes to the battlegrounds, there are three, florida, ohio, and virginia, both mitt romney and the president held dueling events in ohio on wednesday. today, they are both here in virginia. another state where romney is trailing in the polls. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio wednesday, both president obama and mitt romney were keenly aware of the buckeye state's place in history. no republican has won the white house without it. romney went out of his way to show his compassionate side greeting world war ii veterans and courting working class families. >> these are tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to sh
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
. president obama takes to david letterman's show to respond to those secretly recorded comments by mitt rney saying as president you have to work for everybody. as romney allows the press into two new fund-raisers and offers no apologies. this morning house minority leader nancy pelosi is here to weigh in. >>> and was jesus married? a harvard professor translate an ancient text in which jesus is said to refer to his wife, and it's ignited a big debate today, wednesday, september 19th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. one of those days i'm happy i go to bed at 8:00 p.m. huge storms in new york city. >> you missed the storms. >> i didn't hear a thing. >> man did, it rain. heavy downpours, intense winds. as we said, the damage stretches all the way up and down the east coast. in georgia conditions were so bad that a corporate jet hydroplaned and then crashed after landing
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama on the battle over how to fix our nation's schools. >> can you really say that teachers unions aren't slowing the pace of reform? >> this morning the president's revealing answer. >>> and say it ain't so. what could be devastating news for a lot of people who love bacon. according to industry experts, a world shortage of bacon is under avoidable today, tuesday, september 25th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. we've drawn al roker because we have a plate of bacon right here. >> called in the paramedics because he basicalically passed when he heard there might be a shortage of bacon. experts say that this is a done deal, that because of the brought affecting soybeans and corn, crops, the feed for pigs has dried up, and we're going to be paying a lot of money for bacon a year from now. >> as one member of our crew just said, we better pig out right now. >> do we k
Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
on "60 minutes" president obama defended his record, while acknowledging he's failed to deliver one of his biggest promises. >> if you ask me what's my biggest disappointment is that we haven't changed the tone in washington as much as i liked. >> reporter: meanwhile, as romney faced criticism he spent more time fund-raising than speaking to voters he'll pick up the pace this week on a bus ture from colorado to the crucial state of ohio and romney is packing in several interviews with local television affiliates in key battleground states including virginia, wisconsin and florida, but when the romney campaign, natalie, begins its bus tour in ohio, today they will be met by a new attack ad. this is from the obama campaign. that new ad is the first one to use romney's comments that were caught on hidden camera where he refers to some americans as victims and government dependant. the ad will accuse him of criticizing americans who don't pay their income taxes when he hasn't, quote, come clean about his own. natalie. >> all right. peter alexander in denver, colorado. thanks so much, pe